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Agricultural News

  • Chilonga irrigation scheme runs dry

    Chilonga irrigation scheme runs dry December 13, 2017 Local NewsSVINGO &a&OUTH-WEST Rtd Brig-Gen Gwanetsa lter Mswazie Masvingo CorrespondentUT 500 families in Chiredzi South are facing food security challenges following the collapse of the 159 hectares Chilonga Irrigation Schem…

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  • Milk production up in 10 months

    Milk production up in 10 months - December 12, 2017 ZIMBABWE’S raw milk production increased by 0,4% to 54,47 million litres in the 10 months to October, compared to the same period last year, latest figures show.   THANDAZO NYONIccording to figures from the Ministry of Agricult…

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  • 1,5m trees targeted

    1,5m trees targeted December 12, 2017 MIDLANDS &&NORTH-WEST Sharon Chiware Midlands Reportere Midlands Province has set a target of planting 1,5 million trees in commemoration of the National Tree Planting Day this year. Speaking at belated National Tree Planting Day commemorations at Town…

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  • Cottco calls for farmers in Chiredzi to replant

    Cottco calls for farmers in Chiredzi to replant December 12, 2017 MASVINGO &&SOUTH-WEST Tawanda Mangoma in ChiredziThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) is urging all farmers whose crop failed to germinate properly to visit their nearest depots to collect seed for replanting. Cotton farm…

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  • $3,4m boost for Masvingo irrigation schemes

    $3,4m boost for Masvingo irrigation schemes December 12, 2017 MASVINGO &&SOUTH-WEST Minister Chinamasa Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent least 14 irrigation schemes here are set to benefit from $52,1 million that was earmarked for the rehabilitation and expansion of irrigation s…

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  • SADC needs armyworm control funds

    SADC needs armyworm control funds December 12, 2017 Local News Elita Chikwati Senior ReporterDC agriculture experts have called for urgent financial support to governments to ensure effective management of the fall armyworm in Southern Africa. This came out at the recent stakeholder meeting…

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  • Zim dams hold 21 months water supply

    Zim dams hold 21 months water supply December 11, 2017 MASVINGO &&SOUTH-WEST Sydney Kawadza Masvingo Bureau Chiefmbabwe’s main water bodies have enough water supplies to last more than 21 months and there are calls for the available resource to be effectively used in agriculture. National d…

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  • Chinamasa doubles spending for environment, climate

    Chinamasa doubles spending for environment, climate December 11, 2017 Business More than $85 million has been allocated for the three sectors – environment, water and climate – next year, up from $40 million in 2017, he said te Story Jeffrey GogoE Minister Patrick Chinamasa…

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  • Shiri clarifies inputs challenges

    Shiri clarifies inputs challenges December 11, 2017 Local News Air Marshal Shiri Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reportervernment has assured the nation that it is aware of the challenges being faced by farmers in accessing inputs for the 2017/18 summer cropping season and is addr…

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  • Govt recovers 66 percent of Command Fund

    Govt recovers 66 percent of Command Fund December 11, 2017 Headlinesp Stories Minister Chinamasa ita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporterernment has so far recovered $47,7 million from the loans it issued under the Command Agriculture Revolving Fund, which translates to 66 perce…

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